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Progress Software is pleased to report two of our customers were named
to Insurance and Technology’s Elite 8 for 2009. To paraphrase the editor-in-chief of Insurance and Technology, this annual award identifies outstanding insurance technology leaders, who are managing IT in the new highly scrutinized world of financial services, with enthusiasm and determination.
In this article
and video Keith Sievers from Unitrin describes how they improved
their operational responsiveness by implementing an ACORD-Standards based architecture “for reduced costs, better quality, faster time to market and greater reliability and performance." Unitrin is using Progress Sonic ESB with SI to “federate and share technology across the three Unitrin companies through shared services.” One
interesting fact is that Keith Sievers and his team recognized early on that including ACORD standards in their “enterprise philosophy” would contribute to their success by reducing risk in their implementation.
Unitrin’s successful application of ACORD standards is interesting
in light of fellow honoree John Kellington from ACORD. John is another Progress customer, and another of Insurance and Technology’s Elite 8 (article). John was honored for his leadership in advancing the ACORD Framework and Enterprise Architecture. It’s ACORD’s belief (and ours too) that an enterprise architecture which will enable insurance IT
organizations to simplify their system portfolios, reducing maintenance burdens
and improving development capabilities. John
points out that reducing IT ecosystem complexity (often represented by those
infamous “Spaghetti charts” or “New York City sewer maps”) eases that “resource
strain that seems never-ending.”
Progress is proud to be playing a role in ACORD’s efforts to
develop these critical assets for every insurance IT organization. Progress was selected to support the ACORD Standards Framework with unambiguous maps between the new ACORD Information Model and its existing Property/Casualty/Surety, Life/Health/Annuities, and Reinsurance/Large Commercial XML standards. And we have worked closely with ACORD to release the Browsers for ACORD with the aim of enabling the ACORD-membership to become even more familiar the XML standards.
You can always learn more by emailing us at email@example.com. But, if you have the time, you should also
consider attending the ACORD Implementation
Forum in Fort Lauderdale, FL Nov 3-6, 2009. it’s a great opportunity to
learn and network. This year AIF promises to be an exciting event this year with many interesting programs
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